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Chris3123 June 4 2013 08:27 PM

343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
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Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, "Halo: Spartan Assault" is a new top-down action shooter that brings a "Halo" video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, "Halo: Spartan Assault" provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.

Set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," "Halo: Spartan Assault" is a new chapter of the award-winning "Halo" universe that explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.


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It's good to see them expanding Halo gaming beyond the usual FPS format again.

Snowy Roshi June 5 2013 01:00 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
Halo Wars?

Chris3123 June 6 2013 07:37 AM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 8205394)
Halo Wars?

Not really. Halo Wars was an RTS, and Spartan Assault is a shooter.

Snowy Roshi June 8 2013 01:05 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
Ah ok, the mini vid gave me strong RTS vibes.

Jax June 8 2013 02:40 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
:wtf: A game spinoff too many. Focus on Halo 5 and a Halo 2 Remake.

PsychoPere June 8 2013 05:51 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
I've no doubt that 343 is focused primarily on Halo 5, while Vanguard Entertainment likely does all of the real development work on Spartan Assault. 343's role on this game is probably more conceptual - approving or denying ideas, and offering support when needed.

Chris3123 July 19 2013 07:58 AM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
Spartan Assault is out now, at a price of $6.99 (same for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions). However, in the US, the Windows Phone 8 version is only currently available for Verizon devices. It will be available for all Windows 8 phones next month.

Link

Is anybody here getting it?

Snowy Roshi July 21 2013 03:19 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
I will. I don't have a Windows phone myself but I installed W8 on my dad's laptop so I'll dl it once it's available over here.

Did you purchase it? How's the gameplay?

Chris3123 July 21 2013 11:56 PM

Re: 343 announces Halo: Spartan Assault
 
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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 8410333)
I will. I don't have a Windows phone myself but I installed W8 on my dad's laptop so I'll dl it once it's available over here.

Did you purchase it? How's the gameplay?

Nope. I don't have Windows 8, nor a Windows phone or tablet. I would like to try it, though.

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